Lourdes

Director
Jessica Hausner
Country
Austria, France, Germany
Year
2009
Genre
Drama
Scriptwriters
Jessica Hausner
Cast
Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini, Elina Löwensohn, Gilette Barbier
Production
ARTE, Canal+, Coop 99

Storyline

Christine has been confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. In order to escape her isolation, she makes a journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees mountains. She wakes up one morning seemingly cured by a miracle. The leader of the pilgrimage group, a handsome 40-year-old volunteer from the Order of Malta, begins to take an interest in her. She tries to hold on to this newfound chance for happiness, while her cure provokes envy and admiration.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

European Film Awards (EFA) 2010
Best Actress: Sylvie Testud

Releases

Spain (31 of March 2010)
United kingdom (26 of March 2010)